Discover a selection of 413 vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $219 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Manuel Antonio. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Manual Antonio beach rentals

Home to the Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio is a bustling small town on the coast that’s ideal for nature lovers to find Costa Rica beach rentals. It’s home to white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and dense rainforest for all manner of outdoor fun and excitement. You’ll spot some unique wildlife in the area, including sloths, capuchin monkeys, and numerous exotic bird species. You can hike in the rainforest or spend your time lounging on the beaches for a memorable trip. You could also try a wilderness tour with local guides that will help you make the most of your time in tropical paradise.

Things to do

Go wild in Manuel Antonio National Park

Showcasing Costa Rica in all its glory, Manuel Antonio National Park is a wonderland of pristine beaches and emerald-green rainforests. It's laced with lush hiking trails, including a 3-hour circuit that winds past waterfalls, viewpoints and hidden coves. From toucans to three-toed sloths, it's a great place to tick off iconic Costa Rican wildlife. Set inside a glass atrium, the Butterfly Botanical Gardens offer a fascinating glimpse of Costa Rica's most-colorful inhabitants. Craving thrills? At El Santuario you can fly through the rainforest on a network of ziplines.

Activities

Have an adventure in Manuel Antonio

If you can drag yourself off the beach, Manuel Antonio offers an abundance of adventures. You can rappel down waterfalls, bounce through the jungle on a 4x4 safari, discover kaleidoscopic scuba-diving sites and more. Held every weekend, the local farmers' market is a fantastic place to stock up on fresh produce from nearby Quepos. From organic cacao and hand-harvested coffee to young coconuts and juicy tropical fruit, why not head back to your Manuel Antonio vacation rentals villa and whip up a tropical feast?

Weather

Tropical winters in Manuel Antonio

A sultry tropical climate means Manuel Antonio enjoys warm weather throughout the year. Crowds peak from December through April, which is classed as dry season. You'll enjoy clear skies and plenty of sunshine. Planning a winter escape? Manuel Antonio vacation rentals unlock access to luxury waterfront villas, complete with sparkling pools, sun-drenched terraces and sweeping sea views. With some properties sleeping over 20 guests, they're ideal for family reunions, group getaways and wedding parties alike. "Green season" spans from September through October. While you may experience the occasional downpour, it's a fantastic time to beat the crowds and see the rainforest in full bloom.

Natural features

A wonderland of biodiversity in Manuel Antonio

Set on the Pacific Coast, Manuel Antonio is an enchanting slice of Costa Rica. The country is famous for its rich ecosystems, with 6% of the planet's biodiversity found in its tiny footprint. There's no better place to discover the tropical wilderness than Manuel Antonio National Park. Look out for three-toed sloths and white-faced capuchin monkeys swinging in the trees. The 680-hectare park is also a mecca for birdwatchers, with 100s of species to spot. A well-maintained network of hiking trails makes it easy to explore the coast, the mountains, the rainforest and beyond.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Manuel Antonio

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 37.9 mi (61 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 40.8 mi (65.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Manuel Antonio?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 413 vacation rentals around Manuel Antonio. From 285 house rentals to 106 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.